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Wind power: Wind’s integration costs are lower than those for other energy sources

The cost of reliably integrating large conventional power plants onto the power system in Texas is more than 17 times larger than the cost of reliably integrating wind energy, based on new AWEA analysis of data from the state’s independent power grid operator. This analysis rebuts one of the most widely-held misconceptions about how wind […]

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Major U.S. companies: We want more renewable energy

Are policymakers and utilities listening? U.S. businesses are joining the majority of Americans in saying “we want more renewable energy.” 12 leading companies, including General Motors, Walmart, Facebook, Bloomberg, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Novelis, Procter and Gamble, REI, and Sprint, have joined together to push for increased access to renewable energy, including wind […]

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Coalition of over 300 clean energy organizations, businesses, urge immediate action on tax extenders

In a letter sent out yesterday to House and Senate leadership, a group of 302 businesses and organizations, including major players in the U.S. economy, urged Congress to act quickly to pass the EXPIRE Act and extend tax policies critical to the continued growth of clean energy technologies. This legislation, which successfully cleared the Senate […]

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Congress must act urgently on the EXPIRE Act to extend critical tax wind energy policies

A letter to Congressional leaders signed by 302 companies and associations including major players in the U.S. economy was released today, calling for urgent action on the EXPIRE Act to extend tax policies they say are critical to the continued growth of clean energy technologies. “Businesses and investors need stable, predictable federal tax policy to […]

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Ohio falters on new wind power

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 310 into law Friday against the wishes of the voting public, freezing clean energy development in the Buckeye State. Today, Kasich could slam the door shut on new wind development by approving wind-energy killing setback rules. The Ohio Alternative Electricity Portfolio Standard (AEPS) has been frozen in its […]

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EPA speaks with Western Gov’s., Iowa wind set-up for success, SC turbine testing switches on

The second half of the week begins with regional news with national implications: EPA’s Gina McCarthy visits the Western Governors’ Association to talk 111(d), Iowa set itself up for clean energy jobs, and a turbine testing center in South Carolina could score an important client. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy headed to Colorado Springs this week […]

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VA, MA mayors advocate for wind incentives, Buffett doubles down on renewables, Montana clean energy jobs

In today’s news roundup, mayors from two distant states advocate for more offshore development, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway prepares to go all-in on clean power, and a new report showcases Montana’s clean energy jobs potential. There’s nothing partisan about renewing important tax incentives like the PTC and ITC, say Mayors Jon Mitchell and Will Sessoms […]

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Gov. Kasich should veto wind energy-killing provision of H.B. 483 that jeopardizes $2.5 billion investment in Ohio

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) calls on Governor John Kasich to protect billions of dollars in potential investments in Ohio by using his line item veto to strike a provision in House Bill (H.B.) 483, which places unduly restrictive setbacks on new Ohio wind farms. “This would kill further wind energy development in Ohio […]

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Newspapers editorialize in favor of proposed limit on carbon pollution

The weekend has come and gone, and news on the EPA’s proposed cuts to U.S. carbon pollution continues to make headlines, attracting no shortage of favorable editorials in support of the proposed rule from major papers across the country. Crain’s Cleveland Business points out that states that have developed the most wind power have seen […]

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